Traversing Space on a Bridge of Stars

A Bridge of Stars between the Magellanic Clouds If you’ve ever been south of the equator, you’ve probably seen the Magellanic Clouds in the southern hemisphere sky. These two little galaxies  look like puffy clouds separated by a whole lot of space. It turns out that the light-years between them might …

Galaxy in the Shape of a Hummingbird

Could the Cosmos Get Any More Fascinating??? A long time ago, back when I was in graduate school, I used to collect those “newspapers” you see at the checkout counters in stores. You know the ones I mean—the ones with screaming headlines about alien babies and mutant animals and UFOs. …